By Jackie Ryan
Jalen Hurts completed 16-of-24 attempts for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 38-7, Divisional Round win over the Giants, adding 34 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
Hurts and the Eagles were in control from the start, taking the opening possession 75 yards for a touchdown, generating a turnover on downs near midfield on the Giants’ subsequent possession, and then scoring again on their second drive of the game.
Things went downhill for the Giants in a hurry from there, trailing 28-0 at half after managing only 64 total yards of offense in the first two quarters.
The Eagles were able to take their feet off the gas in the second half, scoring only a late field goal and a garbage time rushing touchdown from Kenneth Gainwell as they nursed the mammoth lead.
Most notably, Hurts looked to have shed the ill effects of the late-season shoulder injury that caused him to miss two games as he looked comfortable escaping the pocket after attempting zero red zone rushes on five red zone trips in Week 18.
Hurts and the Eagles await the winner of the Dallas and San Francisco game on Sunday to see who they host for the NFC Championship game next week.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 22, 2023